Senyo Hosi, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors (CBOD), has been declared as the African CEO Impact Award winner (West Africa) for his enormous role in the oil and gas sector. He won the award on Sunday, December 17, 2017, at the UK – Africa Trade & Investment Forum in London. A plague was presented to him by the Minister of Trade and Industry of Botswana, Mr Vincent Seretse, at the event.

According to the organisers, the award was in recognition of his “outstanding posturing as one of Africa’s most innovative and developmental thought leaders in the Petroleum Trading & Distribution sector; having contributed to the economic growth of Ghana.”

The organisers said, “Through your unrivalled leadership ingenuity, you have laid the most impactful foundation for the future prosperity of The Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors and a key factor in the development of the economies of Africa at large. This patriotism to fatherland is commendable.”

Earlier, while delivering a speech as Guest Speaker at the event, Mr Hosi noted that Africa’s biggest obstacle to surpass its third world status to first world is the canker of weak policy-making and weak institutions superintended by poor leadership. “Combined with a generally passive citizenry and middle-class inertia that believe politics and policy-making is the sole preserve of politicians, a slower reform effort is our lot on the Continent”, he added.

He further stated that industry has not been insusceptible to the passiveness in seeking greater policy reforms that are credible and certain.